Riley passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, at the Alberta Children’s Hospital on Friday July 6, 2012, at the age of twenty two months.
Riley was the beautiful daughter of Rob and Trish Pitchford, younger sister to Tia, granddaughter to Greg and Lorraine Pitchford and Rick and Darcel Luyendyk, and great-granddaughter to Tony and Phil Luyendyk and Robert Moll and Irene Olsen.
Riley was a sweet, energetic little girl with a big personality. She loved people and could charm nearly anyone. Riley loved music, and danced to anything. The Istsy Bitsy Spider was a favourite. She would act out the verse, pull her shoulders up and smile in anticipation for the spider climbing back up the water spout. She did not usually like to sit still for story time, but always liked to rip out the pages of any book she could get her hands on. Tia was Riley’s hero. She always looked at Tia with amazement. She was a big girl in her own mind.
A Celebration of Riley’s Life will be held at the Tuscany Club, 212 Tuscany Way N.W. Calgary, AB on Friday July 20, 2012 from 1-5 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. Donations can be made in Riley’s name to the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation, 2888 Shaganappi Trail N.W., Calgary, AB T3B 6A8, Telephone: 403-955-8818, or which we can accept on the Foundation’s behalf at the event.
In living memory of Riley Pitchford, a tree will be planted at at Big Hill Springs Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Calgary, AB Telephone: 1-800-661-1599.